What to spend your Pounds on:
Entry to Westminster Abbey
Pint of Guinness
Fish and chips
Postcard and a stamp
3 mile taxi ride
Must-sees in Britain
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A deep dive on Pounds
One of the oldest currencies in the entire world, British Pounds date back to the 8th century and are the 4th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market.
The first decimal coins were introduced in 1968. In 2016, the polymer £5 note was introduced, making for a stronger, safer, longer lasting note.
More info on Pounds
The bills in circulation for British Pounds are £5, £10, £20, and £50 notes, although £50 are quite uncommon.
Explore the exchange rate history of Pound against the dollar, or head to our Travelex hub for top tips and insider guides to the nation.